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Dame Elan Closs Stephens BBC Acting Chair

The UK Government has confirmed Professor Dame Elan Closs Stephens as the Acting Chair of the BBC. Culture Secretary Lucy Frazer made the appointment following consultation with the BBC Board, in line with the terms of the BBC’s Royal Charter. Dame Elan will replace Richard Sharp who will step down on June 27th. The appointment […]

June 2, 2023By Colin Mann

ITV chief executive to face MPs

The Culture, Media and Sport Committee of the UK House of Commons has written to ITV chief executive Dame Carolyn McCall to ask her to attend Parliament to answer questions about the broadcaster’s approach to safeguarding and complaint handling. The session will take place on June 14th at 10am. The letter is in response to […]

June 2, 2023By Colin Mann

Barbie cast shares Moments Worth Paying For

Moments Worth Paying For, the campaign from pro-copyright consumer education body The Industry Trust for IP Awareness which reminds audiences of the magical experience of watching films on the big screen is presenting an exclusive message for UK and Irish audiences from Barbie and Ken ahead of Warner Bros. Pictures’ Barbie, releasing only in cinemas […]

June 2, 2023By Colin Mann

Report: Mobile Internet needed to close digital gender gap

Over 800 million women will need to adopt mobile Internet in order to close the digital gender gap by 2030 across low- and middle-income countries (LMICs), according to the latest Mobile Gender Gap Report from trade body the GSMA , which evaluates mobile ownership and mobile Internet usage across low- and middle-income countries. The latest […]

June 1, 2023By Colin Mann

Ofcom to end home broadband performance reports

UK telecoms regulator Ofcom is proposing to discontinue its UK Home Broadband Performance research after the next report is published later in 2023. The research was initially designed to provide consumers with accurate information regarding the real-world connection speeds that different broadband services provided. But since then, changes in the rules around the use of […]

June 1, 2023By Colin Mann

Record jail terms for EPL pirates

The individuals behind three pirate streaming organisations, which offered illegal access to watch Premier League matches, have been jailed for a total of 30 years and 7 months. In what is understood to be the world’s largest-ever prosecution of an illegal streaming network, five people were sentenced at Chesterfield Justice Centre after being found guilty […]

May 31, 2023By Colin Mann

UK plans music streaming fair pay study

The UK Government has agreed to establish an industry working group to explore issues around fair pay for creators in the music streaming industry, as recommended by the Culture, Media and Sport Committee of the House of Commons in its report earlier in 2023. The announcement of the new group is made in a letter […]

May 30, 2023By Colin Mann

Intelsat: ‘Insider trading’ appeal lodged

The Intelsat Class Action into alleged insider trading, which had earlier been dismissed by a District Court judge on April 26th, has seen an appeal lodged. The case revolves around alleged insider trading over the sale of Intelsat shares by certain shareholders including the then chairman Dave McGlade. The sale allegedly took place ahead of […]

May 30, 2023

Licensees fined for Sky Sport piracy

Barry Stapleton and Michaela Stapleton, the Licensees of the Devonport Arms in Paignton, Devon in the southwest of England, have been found guilty, in their absence, of three offences related to the dishonest broadcast of Sky televised programming. UK intellectual property protection organisation FACT brought the criminal prosecution against the Licensees at Plymouth Magistrates Court, […]

May 30, 2023By Colin Mann

US consults on antipiracy strategies

The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), which works across government and with the private sector to address counterfeiting and piracy, wants to learn what interested parties are observing and seeks their insights into anticounterfeiting and antipiracy strategies. The USPTO seeks information from interested parties regarding their observations and insights into the future of […]

May 30, 2023By Colin Mann